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Voyager 2 enters interstellar space

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun. Comparing data … Continue reading

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Caltech researchers find evidence of “Planet Nine”

by Kimm Fesenmaier, Caltech News Service Caltech researchers have found evidence of a giant planet tracing a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system. The object, which the researchers have nicknamed Planet Nine, has a mass about 10 … Continue reading

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So… is there really a NEW PLANET? Nope!

by Jay Reynolds, CAA Observatory Director So… is there really a new planet? Nope, at least not by the current definition of a planet.** Thanks to new technology and techniques, the astronomy community has been making interesting finds recently. Our … Continue reading

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